A large fire last night – on Christmas Day – claimed two popular Italian restaurants in downtown Toronto. Sotto Sotto and Spuntini Ristorante, located in the same building on Avenue Road, were destroyed. The fire started at about 8 p.m. and dozens of fire trucks were on the scene trying to put it under the control. On the third floor of the building there was an apartment, but it seems nobody was there when the fire started (both restaurants were closed for Christmas).
By the time I arrives, the fire in the building was mostly extinguished, but there was thick smoke coming from the broken windows. Unfortunately, the fire spread to the roof of a neighbouring building and that took another two hours to extinguish. Here are a few pictures from the disaster.